Methadone: A Flicker Of Light In The Dark

Methadone: A Flicker Of Light In The Dark

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PostSubject: Methadone Anonymous (MS) meeting   Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:07 am

Hi, we are currently in the early phase of starting a Methadone Anonymous (MA) meeting. I am very familiar with 12 step based programs including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). I am very active in AA as I attend 4 meetings and act as a squad leader for 2 AA meetings. I also attend an NA meeting once a week and I also lead that meeting, but I rotate that meeting with a fellow NA so I lead it twice a month. My point is that although I attend and lead 12 step meetings, I would really appreciate ANYONES opinions and/or suggestions about what they think about how a MA meeting should be. Other than the obvious, that is methadone versus alcohol, is a MA meeting any different from an AA meeting? Do you feel that anyone attending a MA meeting should be completely clean from any mind altering substances excluding methadone? I could ask hundereds of questions but if you have anything to say you think would be helpful for me to read, than please take a few minutes and share your thoughts with me. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Methadone Anonymous (MS) meeting   Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:12 pm

hi, I believe that a person taking methadone should definitly stay away from all mind alternating, all narcotics, alcohol, any drug thats considered to be excaping reality. We are addicts, well Im on methadone, Im in RECOVERY I live the twelve step life. Thats why we go to these meetings to stay focused on that kind of living. I wish they had MA meetings where I live, I would definitly go, alot of other addicts dont understand methadone, they think we are still using. That is why I like this forum. Im not alone.
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PostSubject: Re: Methadone Anonymous (MS) meeting   Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:42 am

When I was going to NA meetings, I felt like I had to hide the fact that I was on methadone. I never told them. I felt if I did they wouldn't take me seriously. I would really appreciate if they understood what it was like to be on the methadone program. Eventually, it made me not want to go to the meetings. Big bummer, I wish they accepted the fact that I'm not in the depts of my addiction, abusing drugs. I am recovering.
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PostSubject: Re: Methadone Anonymous (MS) meeting   Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:58 pm

hi happy, I feel the same way exacly.
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